can a pig live with chickens?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mommy9994, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if we got a pig, would it be ok to put it with the chickens? would they get along, or would the pig hurt them? We don't have a ton of property, and it's important to us that all of our animals have all the pasture they can. We are considering fencing all the available land for pasture and letting everything run together. Not ideal I know, but it's what we have. I just don't want the pig to hurt anyone. How about goats and chickens/pig?
     
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the answer is no. Check out jennyhaschicks recent post on her free range chickens accidentally getting in with her pigs....the pigs attacked. hopefully someone with more experience can help out more though.
     
  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the pigs will eat their room mates within the first few minutes. You could put the goats with the chickens i think but keep the pig very well separated so their heads can't even poke thru fencing.
     
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  4. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pig can , chicken might get ate.
     
  5. sara

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    Absolutely not! Pigs will eat chickens.
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. Just do a search function with your keyword being "Pigs" "Eating" "chickens" and you will find the answer out for yourself.

    There was recently a thread in the Predators and Pests section on it.

    -Kim
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Nope, pigs eat chickens [​IMG]
     
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let my hogs run with the mules. There was about an acre of land. They got along great. But they would chase after the goats and birds. Beware pigs will eat or mouth anything.
     
  9. LandA Miniatures

    LandA Miniatures New Egg

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    Well, I haven't had any trouble with my pig with the chickens and goats. Katie Pigpig will, however, eat all the eggs [​IMG] if let into the coop. She is only four months old though and has been around them since she was three weeks old. One of the goats likes her because when the goat lays down Katie will come and root on her back and the goat gets a massage. [​IMG]
     
  10. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet lots of animals could get along if they are raised together. Sound like you have a great piggy. My pigs would get on the mules as soon as they would lay down to roll. They would do the belly roll. Just like the goats and mules. I have never been able to get a pic.[​IMG]
     

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